- Are you wondering what the 2012 Centre County Reads book is all about? Check out this book trailer created by Dotty Delafield, Mt. Nittany Middle School's Librarian. For more information about Centre County Reads and the upcoming programs, please visit Centre County Reads' website.more info
If you are a member of a book club or have always wanted to start your own book club, we can help! Schlow Library offers Book Discussion Group Kits that you may use with your group.
Each book club bag holds 6 copies of the same title, information on how to start a book club, as well as questions to get discussions going.
Book Club bags are free to check out and can be kept out for 6 weeks at a time.
We have over 50 book group titles including:
John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker crime thriller series and The Book of Lost Things spoke at Schlow Library on Tuesday, September 27 and everyone enjoyed his stories and description of the mystery genre. He left a list of his top 10 mysteries (available in the Adult Dept.). If you missed this one, don't miss our next author on October 13, Paul McEuen. It's a different genre (bio-thriller) but promises to be just as exciting.
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Standing up to the church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated ideas about women, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for innovation, all the while raising her six sons and four daughters with the belief that miracles are an everyday occurrence.
Eating the cake her mother has prepared for her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein discovers she has a gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the food she prepares. Soon, every bite Rose takes is filled with feelings-not just her mother's but those of other people as well-and what might have been a gift becomes a burden and then, perhaps, a curse.
Join us for a discussion of the particular sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. October 25, 7:30 p.m. Sun Room.
The race is on to stop the devastating proliferation of the ultimate bioweapon.
Hear author Paul McEuen speak about his work in Schlow's Community Room on October 13 at 7 p.m.
Then join us to discuss Spiral on October 25th, 2011 at 2:30 in the Community Room.
After the death of his mother, twelve-year-old David turns to his books for solace and finds himself in a fantastic land that strangely mirrors his own.
Come join us for The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly on September 27th, 2011 at 2:30 in the Community Room, and hear John Connolly speak about his work on the same day at 7 pm.
Follow the story of Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, as she traverses an ever-changing world in early twentieth century Korea.
Join us for a discussion on The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun Room.